Ulrich Schnauss – A Letter From Home


Seeing Ulrich Schnauss in a half-empty tent colossus is not the most captivating musical experience I’ve ever witnessed. But, with a set of good headphones set to full throttle his brand of ambient exploration melts my heart. His remix of the High Violets song ‘Chinese Letter’ even crept into our top songs for last year, but this ‘A Letter From Home’ breaths new life into the dream pop/shoegaze revival (forget the fact that it came out pre ‘Chinese Letter’, it’s blogger license you see and anyway ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’ is being reissued). It heartening to see Chapterhouse so high up Schnauss’s list of influences, that band meant an awful lot to me despite only scoring a handful of bullseyes over their short career. ‘A Letter From Home’ is awash with pretty electronic flourishes, intermittent alien interceptors and hopelessly giddy expressionism. You’ve probably guessed by now that I’m slightly enamoured. KD

Ulrich Schnauss – A Letter From Home

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Year: 2004

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  1. September 28, 2008
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    Ha- yeah his set at Electric Picnic on far too early and not particularly inspiring seeing him click on his laptop. Some great tunes though!

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